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Family Desert Hike

Franklins from the Sotol Forest

Franklins from the Sotol Forest

This will be a 3-miles and approximately 3-hours desert walk with no major mountain climbing. It’s a good hike for beginners/intermediates, families who know they can walk the distance over uneven ground. Yes, it is dog-friendly but bring plenty of water for your pet. You will hike Lazy Cow/Mad Cow, Rock Shock, Sotol Forest, and Boulder Dash trails. Bring 2-3 liters of water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, Contact Person: Carol Brown 915-630-1424. Meet at the Round House Trailhead on MLK Blvd. There is a $5 per person park fee or use your park pass.

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From the Patriot Freeway take the MLK Blvd exit 31, turn left and go under the freeway. Drive 3- 4 miles north and the trail head will be on your left. There is a sign that says: Bowen Ranch. If you get to Jobe Quarry at Stan Roberts Sr. Avenue, you have gone too far. MAP


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